BARRINGTON, REV. HERSCHEL PERRY - age 93, passed away Thursday, June 19th, 2014, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rev. Barrington was a former member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the Dutch Valley community, and until his passing, South Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton. Rev. Barrington was born in Hawthorne, Florida, on May 14, 1921. He received his B.A. degree from Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, in 1950. He also received a B.D. degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1953. Rev. Barrington was licensed by Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose, Florida, in 1947. He then was ordained by the Rockville Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama, in 1953. A Pearl Harbor survivor, Rev. Barrington served in the U.S. Navy from February 21, 1941 until 1947. After his military service and acquiring his educational degrees he became pastor at Rockville Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama, from 1951 - 54. He was then pastor at Barbara Locklin Baptist Church in Perdue Hill, Alabama, until 1956. Rev. Barrington was acutely interested in the Baptist mission work, both foreign as well as domestic. He was superintendent of missions in the Bethlehem Association and Choctaw County Association in Alabama from 1956 - 1967. In 1967 he moved to Clinton, Tennessee, to be Clinton's associational director of missions until his retirement in May of 1986. After retirement he served as pastor and interim Pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for over twenty years. Rev. Barrington is preceded in death by his parents, Burness Austin Barrington and Sarah Perry Barrington; wife, Zannie Stanley Barrington; brother and sister, Burness Austin Barrington, Jr., Julia Barrington Lippman. Rev. Barrington is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Herschel and Kay Barrington, Ben and Theresa Barrington. He had sixgrand children, five great grand children, and several nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation with the family at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, Tennessee, Friday, June 27, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. His graveside service and burial will be held at his family home in Melrose, Florida.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on June 25, 2014